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11 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes

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Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes

Protein smoothie recipes are in high demand because not only are they delicious but they also are a great way to recover after a tough workout! From meal replacements to gaining muscle, give these protein smoothie recipes a try!


Get your recovery on!

Whether it’s a way to refuel after a tough workout, a quick breakfast on your way out the door, or a snack to get you through your day, a high-protein smoothie is an easy way to ensure a well-balanced diet.

These shakes are not only packed with nutrients to help fill you up, but they also serve as delicious alternatives to the higher fat and higher sugar snacks we are surrounded by every day.

With a variety of fruits and flavors, there’s sure to be something for everyone on this list.

1. Double Chocolate Mint Smoothie:

With a rich combination of almond milk, cocoa powder, and cocao nibs, this treat will satisfy your sweet tooth without going too overboard on the calories. It gives you just the chocolate fix you need.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • ¾ cup Almond milk, dark chocolate flavored
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs
  • 2 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in a good blender.
  • Pour into a glass and garnish with mint leaves. Ready to serve!

11 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes Orange2. Orange Creamsicle

This shake tastes just like the creamsicle from your childhood, only this version has quality ingredients rather than added sugar. It will brighten your day.

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 whole orange, seeds removed
  • ¼ orange peel
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 cup water ½ cup orange juice
  • 3 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients, ensuring that the orange peel is finely blended with everything else.
  • Enjoy!

3. Berry Good Shake

This will quickly become one of your favorite protein smoothie recipes! Packed with protein, fiber, and probiotics, this shake can be enjoyed at breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s a well balanced treat for anytime.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup packed spinach
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 4 strawberries
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 5 raspberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.

Throw in a few extra berries for additional heartiness.

4. Banana Peanut Butter Cup

The peanut butter and chocolate is just as delicious as your favorite candy. You won’t even be able to taste the cup of spinach in there.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz lowfat milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of spinach
  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp cacao nibs or dark cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 4 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Sprinkle some dark cocoa powder on top and enjoy!

5. Strawberry Banana Shake

11 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes StrawberryGround flax can add some extra fiber as well as a heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Add that to an original combination of strawberries and banana – you can’t go wrong!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • ½ cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 tbsp of ground flax
  • 2 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Pour into a glass and serve. Perfect for a quick breakfast or a snack later in the day!

6. Oatmeal Shake

Start your day off right with fiber, protein, and healthy carbs. This Oatmeal Shake will fill you with energy for the day.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dry oatmeal
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chopped almonds
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 3 ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Add a dash of cinnamon for garnish and taste.

11 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes7. Tropical Power Shake

This is one of the protein smoothie recipes that is perfect for a summer afternoon. This shake is just like a piña colada, only it’s packed with nutrients and protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Pour into a glass and serve…with a cocktail umbrella!

8. Honey Banana Shake

This shake will really save the day if you’re feeling a little under the weather. Spirulina is packed with nutrients, and it’s nature’s food coloring…don’t be surprised if the spirulina turns your drink green! It will still taste as sweet and creamy as ever!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp flaxseed oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp spirulina
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Pour into a glass and serve.

9. Coconut Almond Smoothie

11 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes WhiteThe almond butter and dark chocolate almond milk might make you feel like you’re cheating on your diet…but with 27 grams of protein and healthy sources of fat, it contributes to your balanced diet for the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Almond milk, dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 rounded tbsp almond butter
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 3 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender
  •    Pour into a class and serve

10. Tango Mango Shake

This drink is both refreshing and filling and is one of our favorite protein smoothie recipes. You’ll be transported to the tropics and feel full until lunch time!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen chopped mango
  • Handful of strawberries
  • ½ a banana
  • 1 oz walnuts
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Pour into a glass, add a strawberry to the rim, and enjoy!

11 Delicious Protein Smoothie Recipes Green11. The Green Monster

Research shows that avocado can unlock the nutritional potential of certain vegetables and improve the overall absorption of antioxidants – it makes for a creamy smoothie too!

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks kale, stems optional
  • 1 whole apple
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • 1 strip lemon rind
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ avocado
  • 8 oz water
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 large ice cubes

Preparation

  • Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor
  • Enjoy!

Wrap-Up

So whether you need a quick meal replacement or want to fill up after a great workout, try these protein smoothie recipes to help you get results!

Kara Walters

Kara Walters lives and works in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she spends most of her time staying active outdoors and blogging about health/fitness. She worked for several years at a juice bar within a gym, ultimately developing a hobby to stay healthy -- matching a great diet with the right exercise at BlenderBase.

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